Monday, July 28, 2008

Make believe...

Tell me something...

Does adding vitamins, artificial sweetener (oh, sorry, it's derived from "natural" sugar) and natural flavors and colors to water make a product healthy?

Well, as the woman at a store demonstration told my 5 year old: "It's healthier than soda."

I turned around and politely said, "not necessarily." And then went on my way.

I wanted to say that a nice cold glass of water accompanied by a cup of fruit and vegetables was healthier than soda, but I just wasn't in the diplomatic mindset at the time. So I walked away, because I know the woman was just trying to do her job. I was proud of my son, though because he seemed to listen to my explanation and take my word for it, rather than from a stranger.

And we do drink soda, just not very often.

I'd just rather eat something as junk every now and then rather than pretend something is healthy.


  1. I agree, since when did water have to have a flavor? Just goes to show some people will buy anything.

  2. Hi Karen,
    I can understand the flavor part, as I hear many people say they just can't stand drinking plain water. But this can usually be resolved with a twist of lemon and making it ice cold. It's the other things that are added to make people believe they are really doing themselves a favor when they drink it.
    Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.

  3. I like just plain water... I drink a lot of it. Most drinks are made from mostly water, just something added to it.

    I try to limit myself to 1 can of soda week... I usually have 2 though. I have a cup of OJ in the mornings, a cup of Grape Juice in the evenings, and water the rest of the time.


    P.S. I hate lemon in my water!

  4. Hi Lew, it's good to hear from you again. Good thing you don't need to like lemon in your water. Tell your belle I said hi.